tenement
ten·e·ment /'te-nə-mənt/ n [Anglo-French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin tenementum, from Latin tenēre to hold]
1 a: any of various forms of property (as land) that is held by one person from another
b: an estate in property

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

tenement
index estate (property)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


tenement
n.
A building, house, dwelling, or other structure affixed to land; a building divided into separate residences that are rented; a dilapidated or run-down apartment building.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


tenement
1) A term found in older deeds or in antiquaited deed language, referring to any structure on real property.
2) Old run-down urban apartment buildings with several floors reached by stairways.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


tenement
n.
1 Any building, structure, or house attached to the land.
2 Any property held by freehold.
3 A building used as a residence.
See also tenement house.
@ dominant tenement
Property that carries with it the right to use part of an adjoining property.
@ servient tenement
Property that contains features used by occupier of adjoining property, as with an easement.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


tenement
A comprehensive legal term for any type of property of a permanent nature— including land, houses, and other buildings as well as rights attaching thereto, such as the right to collect rent.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


tenement
A comprehensive legal term for any type of property of a permanent nature— including land, houses, and other buildings as well as rights attaching thereto, such as the right to collect rent.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

tenement
n.
   1) a term found in older deeds or in boiler-plate deed language which means any structure on real property.
   2) old run-down urban apartment buildings with several floors reached by stairways.
   See also: structure

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Tenement — Ten e*ment, n. [OF. tenement a holding, a fief, F. t[ e]nement, LL. tenementum, fr. L. tenere to hold. See {Tenant}.] 1. (Feud. Law) That which is held of another by service; property which one holds of a lord or proprietor in consideration of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tènement — [ tɛnmɑ̃ ] n. m. • XIIe; de tenir 1 ♦ Féod. Terre tenue d un seigneur. ⇒ tenure. 2 ♦ Région. Réunion de propriétés contiguës. « La Jassine et Théotime formeraient désormais un seul tènement dans les mains du dernier héritier de la race » (Bosco) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tenement — ten‧e‧ment [ˈtenmənt] noun 1. [uncountable] LAW PROPERTY real property (= land and buildings) belonging to one owner 2. [countable] LAW …   Financial and business terms

  • tenement — (n.) c.1300, holding of immovable property (such as land or buildings,) from Anglo Fr. (late 13c.) and O.Fr. tenement (12c.), from M.L. tenementum a holding, fief (11c.), from L. tenere to hold (see TENET (Cf. tenet)). The meaning dwelling place …   Etymology dictionary

  • tenement — Tenement, m. acut. Proprement prins est le païs, contrée, et terres que quelqu un tien et possede. Jean le Maire, Noe ordonna Sabbatius Roy sur une bande de gens qu il envoya habiter en Armenie, et confina leur tenement depuis Armenie jusques à… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • tenement — ► NOUN 1) (especially in Scotland or the US) a separate residence within a house or block of flats. 2) (also tenement house) a house divided into several separate residences. 3) a piece of land held by an owner. ORIGIN Latin tenementum, from… …   English terms dictionary

  • tenement — [ten′ə mənt] n. [ME < OFr, a holding < ML tenementum < L tenere, to hold: see TENANT] 1. Law land, buildings, offices, franchises, etc. held of another by tenure 2. a dwelling house 3. a room or set of rooms tenanted as a separate… …   English World dictionary

  • tenement — [n] apartment house apartment complex, boarding house, coop, cooperative, den*, digs*, dump*, flat, high rise, high rise apartment building, living quarters, pad*, project housing, rental, slum; concepts 448,516 …   New thesaurus

  • tenement — [[t]te̱nəmənt[/t]] tenements 1) N COUNT A tenement is a large, old building which is divided into a number of individual flats. ...elegant 19th century tenement buildings. 2) N COUNT A tenement is one of the flats in a tenement. ...the cramped… …   English dictionary

  • tènement — (tè ne man) s. m. 1°   Terme de féodalité. Métairie dépendante d une seigneurie. 2°   Aujourd hui, un tènement de maisons, maisons qui se tiennent. Vendre un tènement de maisons. HISTORIQUE    XIIe s. •   E que li arcevesques e li suen ensement… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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